Researchers working on the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative, which aims to facilitate the effective use of genetic diversity of maize and wheat, have genetically characterized 79,191 samples of wheat from the germplasm banks of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Massive-scale genomic study reveals wheat diversity for crop improvement
Scientists complete one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of an agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.
Funders & Partners
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
- CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT)
- International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
- James Hutton Institute (JHI)
- Mexico's Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER)
- Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
- UK Research and Innovation
- UK's National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)
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